Here are some resources for anyone who has ordered my Noble Silver Galvanizer, or are interested in learning more about it.
The Noble Silver Galvanizer2
Do not plug in the Noble Silver Galvanizer until after it is all set up and ready to brew. NEVER let the alligator clips or the silver wires touch each other, or any metal surfaces while plugged in. This can easily short circuit the unit, (not covered under the warranty). Although the new Noble Silver Galvanizer is a sturdier unit than the previous model, so not as likely to short circuit, it is best to make a habit of not letting them touch, even when not plugged in, to help prevent absent minded forgetfulness.
Use any wide mouth jar that has at least a 3 inch in diameter opening for best results. Make sure the jar is very clean, but avoid washing with soap if possible. You can use some h2o2 if necessary. Any kind of residue will create a cloudy batch of CS so make sure you rinse the jar very well with very hot water, then rinse with a little bit of distilled water. Most people that use soap to wash the jar get a cloudy batch or 2 at first.
Fill the jar with steam distilled water (SDW) half way up the shoulder of the jar if it has one. The higher the better if the jar doesn’t taper in too much, to get as much silver into the water as possible. Zero water filters have also shown to be very good if you change the filters often. If the water stays clear and doesn’t turn cloudy you have good water to brew with. Some reverse osmosis systems that do not add minerals back to the water have also proven to make great CS.
Hook the wires over the lip of the jar, opposite from each other, with the long sides hanging inside the jar on either side as far apart from each other as the jar will allow. Connect the alligator clips to the outside ends of the two wires, as if the alligator was biting off the ends of the wires with his front teeth. The rubber part of the clips can help secure the wires if you do it the way I show in my video. The taller and narrower the jar, the faster your CS will brew (because the wires are closer to each other). Farther is better. Bend the wires to make them hang down straight if necessary, so they are parallel to each other and close to the jar walls. It is ok if they touch the sides of the jar but they should not touch the bottom of the jar. If they do touch the bottom, bend the bottom of the wires like a J.
Plug in the brewer. Do not allow anyone to disturb the jar while it is brewing. Remember, if those wires touch it may short circuit.
Allow to brew for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, checking on it often until you master your new craft (it will only take a few batches at most before you feel like a pro). If the water at any time becomes cloudy, stop as soon as it gets cloudy throughout (usually around 10-15 minutes). That will be your optimum brewing time if you are not using distilled or other pure water. If it is still crystal clear after 2.5-3 hours, and you can taste a faint metallic taste, it is done. If you can’t taste anything you can brew it more, tasting it every 20 minutes. Once you can taste any bitter or metallic taste, it is done. You have at least 10 ppm, which is all you need. If at any point it starts to turn yellow, you’ve gone past 20-30 ppm so stop. Consume that batch but the next time brew 15 min. less. Once you manage to brew a batch that is crystal clear and is still crystal clear with no yellowing the next day, you have good CS whether you can taste it or not. Some people can’t detect the taste so have to “over brew” to find out how much is too much, then back off from there to find your personal perfect brew time.
NOTE: TDS meters and laser lights do not determine when your brew is done, contrary to what you may hear in other places.
When finished, always unplug the device, wait for the light to go all the way off, then remove the alligator clips with wires attached from the jar before removing the wires from the clips. Do not allow the silver wires to touch each other while the alligator clips are attached whether the unit is plugged in or not, and do not allow the alligator clips to touch each other.
Save 1/4th (1 cup) of that batch as starter for the next batch. Add 3 cups of Steam Distilled Water to the 1 cup of CS from your first batch and brew it for approximately one hour, using the “taste test” to determine when done. It is apt to be less than an hour with the Galvanizer2. Use this amount of brewing time thereafter each time you make CS as long as you are using 1 cup of CS as starter and the same water. After a few batches you will get more confident knowing when to stop. Always time your batches. Once you figure out the perfect brewing time for your setup you can use that for each batch and not have to be checking in on it, just wait to hear the timer.
Sometimes you will see thin threads if silver reach out from one wire to the other or a layer of fuzz will form on one or the other or even both wires. This is simply silver-oxide, entirely harmless. If you want to wipe off your wires after each batch (I don’t bother), use a soft cloth or paper napkin. If you don’t wipe off the wires, the silver oxide will dissolve during the next batch anyway. If you scrub the wires you will be wasting precious silver.
Always leave 1 cup of CS in the jar for the next batch for faster brewing times. Cover the jar to keep out dust. I place a plastic lid loosely over the jar while brewing to keep dust out. You don’t have to cover it, but can cover with a cloth or anything that isn’t metal if you choose.
If there are black specks of silver oxide in your CS that you feel uncomfortable drinking (though it is harmless), strain the CS through a coffee filter even try a mesh strainer. You may see “fuzz” grow on one or both wires while brewing. This is normal and of no concern. Again, silver oxide. If the wires gets much of a fuzzy buildup though is a good sign that batch is more than done. It is normal for the wires to turn black or grey. Don’t’ expect shiny silver wires after using them to brew colloidal silver.
Brewing ½ gallon batches
If you want to brew 2 quarts (1/2 gallon) at a time then you can use the same instructions but roughly doubling the time, normally 5.5 hours for a fresh batch with no starter liquid in it, or 1.5 to 2 hours for a batch with 2 cups of starter liquid from your previous batch. The wider the jar the better. It may take longer but the quality of CS is worth it. Anchor Hocking jars are ideal, as shown below in the picture.
Brewing CS with non-distilled water:
If you cannot obtain steam distilled water, brewing is simple. You never need starter, as the minerals in the water are starter enough. Brew it for 10 minutes and you’re done. Don’t save any of it for a future batch starter, use it all. If it doesn’t become cloudy during the suggested time, keep brewing until it does. However long that takes, that’s the brewing time for that particular water.
In either case (SDW or not), you may see fur grow on the wires or threads of silver-oxide come off the wires or bubbles or black specks in the water. They are not toxic or dangerous but can be a sign that you’re brewing longer than necessary if you get much of it.
One or both of the wires will become black.
Check our FB group, Units 2 and 3, and our website for commonly asked questions. Unit 3 has a post for asking CS brewing questions. Join our CS group on our website where you can post questions and share your brewing experiences as well.
If you are proud of your brew post a picture in the group, we would love to see it and leave posting open mainly for CS related questions and testimonies.
If you are interested in purchasing a Noble Silver Galvanizer2 and/or any of my other products go here:
This is a ½ gallon batch of CS brewing with an Anchor Hocking jar. It is short and wider than other ½ gallon jars so makes better CS with more nano silver and the 6 inch wires are the perfect length for this jar. Find them in many stores or Amazon.
This is the Noble Silver Galvonizer in the box with included set of silver rods.
Check out my how-to brew video here
Question and Answer CS video